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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

How to lose a guy in ten days - Movie Activity - Conversation Class - Dating-

My Conversation group asked me to prepare a class on dating, and I decided to use How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days. I prepared some questions as prompts to our conversation and added a reading from Newsweek for further language analysis and discussion. Students had a lot to say and the class developed well. Today was a good day in class.



  • Have you seen his movie?
  • What is it about?
  • Would you like to see/ see it again?


When they first meet
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  • Describe the scene.
  • How do people flirt in your country?
  • Who often starts the flirt in your country? Why?
  • How important do you think first impressions are?
  • Have you ever started a conversation with a stranger of the opposite sex in a party? How was it?
  • He seems to be enfatuated. What can she possibly do to break the spell in ten days?
  • Read your list to the rest of the class to compare your ideas. Were they similar?
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  • Describe the scene.
  • Did you mention being naggy on your lists?
  • Did you mention being jealous?
  • Have you ever been or seen a similar situation?
  • What would you have done if you were in his/her shoes?
  • Is her behavior acceptable? Why/ Why not?
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  • Describe the scene.
  • Did you mention being clingy on your lists?
  • What would you have done if you were in his shoes?
  • Is her behavior acceptable? Why/ Why not?
  • What else can she do to scare him off?

Get in groups and discuss the following questions.
  • How many serious relationships have you had?
  • What makes two people in a serious relationship drift away?
  • What would make you break up a relationship?
  • Have you ever broken up a relationship? How did you feel?
  • Has anyone broken up with you? How did you feel?
  • How do people your age find partners where you live? Pubs? Over the web? Circle of friends?
  • Have you ever tried internet dating? How do you feel about it?


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